Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tutorial: Leaves of Thankfulness

Here in America, we will be celebrating
Thanksgiving on Thursday. Most stories of
Thanksgiving history start with the harvest
celebration of the Pilgrims and the Indians
that took place in the Autumn of 1621.

Through the years, this tradition continues
as a day for families and friends to gather,
spending time together, with each person
reflecting on their blessings both big and

Although colorful leaves are much scarcer
than in years past, the inspiration from
the few remnants of a fading season have
me gathering my creative tools to help
capture the spirit of the upcoming holiday.

1. Select a fallen leaf. Choose one that is
in good condition and mostly dry.

2. Using a pencil and a piece of heavy card-stock,
trace the outline of the leaf. Cut out the tracing.

3. Select additional pieces of heavy card-stock in
autumn colors. Use the leaf template to trace an
outline on to the colored papers.

4. Cut the traced leaves from the color papers.

5. Finally, place one leaf or several and a pen
or pencil at each place at the table. Then ask
dinner guests to write what they are thankful for,
have them share their heartfelt sentiments before
the meal.

And from the bottom of my heart... Thank you!
For visiting this humble blog, and your comments.
I am grateful beyond measure.

Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone!

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